Can we gain objectivity by seeing things from a third-person perspective?
I've often felt like expectations were everything. They tend to color the lenses through which we see all of our experiences.
"The more we see [and know our failures], the more by grace we shall long to be filled full of endless joy, for we are created for that." —Julian of Norwich, Revelations of Divine Love, chapter 8
The productivity monster again comes after me, even though I'm on vacation. What to do?
We live in a productivity culture where we measure our value based on how much we improve and how much we produce. How do we move beyond that?
Google creates the illusion of a cyber-self. The mind creates the illusion of Self. Their operation is surprisingly similar.
Mountains erode. Continents drift. Planets orbit stars which orbit the centers of their galaxies which move through space and time at unimaginable speeds.
The things in our garden that seem so small—a pair of flowers on a bush in mid-May—echo the patterns of the great and cosmic.
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